Apartment maintenance man talking about contents of my apartment with others and talks about tenants?
The maintenance man for the apartments where I live is married to the apartment manager, and problems reported by myself and numerous others to her about his job performance (poor) have gone unnoticed. Typically, we are met by hostile and profane language from him after a complaint has been filed. I’m hoping to get some insight from you all with the most recent thing I’ve learned.
A neighbor told me that the maintenance man has discussed the contents of my apartment with her and others on multiple occasions and insinuates my apartment is a filthy hoard (absolutely nothing could be further from the truth, absolutely not filthy– I’m OCD if anything– and no hoard– couldn’t afford one (!) and am hardly ever here). He has spent over an hour on several occasions cursing to me about other tenants and discussing their personal business with me, so I’m not too surprised. However, it is very concerning to me that he divulging my possessions to people that I don’t even know (could be someone who would break in, which we had problems with 2 years ago). He has also asked me about my rental insurance details on several occasions, although I’ve avoided answering him. In general, this man makes many of us very uneasy. Both he and his wife (manager) seem to overreach their right into our personal business, including when packages (UPS, etc) are delivered to the office– very “inquisitive,” but in a suspicious sort of way. He also was caught splicing into power boxes last year to run machinery when the roofs were being repaired in the complex (we pay our own power). The neighbor who caught him filed a report, but he came over when he saw the cop car and said he didn’t know he couldn’t do that and unhooked their cords, so nothing came of it.
Is there anything legally that I can do about his talking about what I own and his rumors– and his profanity used toward us?
I would venture that between these types of problems and his inability to repair even simple things, he would have been fired and replaced long ago if his wife wasn’t the manager.
I have spoken to the property owners about a unrelated matter, and while he was somewhat uninterested in renter satisfaction, I will likely call him this week about the present concerns. I will move from here in less than a year and am trying to not have to relocate before then.
Thank you for your insights!